How to Avoid Business Integration Failure and Do It Right the First Time


Part 1: Learn from Examples While we have addressed the topic of data integration and IT modernization for industry many times, it is important to make it clear how important it is to not just do it, but do it right. Reshaping your businesses digital infrastructure is not a subject to be taken lightly and […]

Ecosystem Integration: A New Approach to Master Your Digital Transformation


At the beginning of the month a team from ECS International as EMEA partner attended CLEO´s annual partner event in Chicago. Our team was in for a bit of a surprise when the event showcased a new strategy, rather than an entirely new product. This new strategy gives businesses the opportunity to make digital transformation […]

3 Ways to Put Data First in Transportation & Logistics


Effective data usage is a notorious sore spot in Transportation and Logistics. Dutch Research institute Panteia recently published their yearly analysis of the Transportation & Logistics sector in the Netherlands and the theme of their findings was very clear: when it comes to implementing data driven IT strategies, the logistics sector must speed up or […]

Year-End Wrap Up and Thank You from ECS International!


How can it be that it’s already time for an end of year mail? With all the exciting things happening at ECS International this year, it feels like 2018 has flown by! From new partnerships to new solutions and new connections, we’ve been busy making digital transformation a reality for many companies across Europe. For […]

We Answer the 3 Biggest Questions from the ICT & Logistiek Exhibition


At this year’s exhibition, we teamed up with our newest partner, iSHARE, to share information and answer questions about this set of agreements and how to achieve efficient and secure data sharing capabilities. Participating in ICT & Logistiek was a great way for ECS International to get face to face with companies, gain insider knowledge, and to […]

The EDI vs. API debate as ECS sees it? It’s a draw!


  What’s the difference between EDI and API? EDI (Electronic Data Interchange) has been around for years and it is the original form of secure data exchange. It is mainly used to send large amounts of messages in a standardized and protected manner, from transmission to flow to the interpretation of the documents based on […]

Don’t Get Stuck in a Digital Spaghetti During Digital Transformation


At this week’s ICT & Logistiek Exhibition, we paired up with iShare to talk about the latest developments in technology and how they are transforming logistics. Ben Rinkel, ECS International’s Managing Director, gave a presentation on digital spaghetti in the logistics industry and how it negatively impacts anyone trying to do business in logistics. But […]

Industry 4.0 and The Future of the Supply Chain


Technology and “smart” devices are starting to touch every industry and business model we can think of, and the supply chain is no different. With the benefits of integrating smart solutions into logistics become more and more clear, any company involved in a supply chain that’s not adapting to these new solutions will be quickly […]

Hackathon speeds up innovation in sharing data


The first iSHARE Tech-celerator has resulted in a trove of new, innovative solutions for sharing data. The solutions came from twenty multidisciplinary teams, consisting of members from all parts in the chain. After a day of hacking, first prize went to the team of Ritra, Yellowstar, Portbase, Secure Logistics en Poort8. Part of the prize […]

The 6 reasons why ECS chose iSHARE


Recently, ECS International has entered a partnership with the organisation behind iSHARE, a uniform set of agreements for identification, authentication and authorization within the Transport and Logistics sector. In this weblog we want to give you the 6 most important reasons for why we chose to support iSHARE. 1. Focus on the Transport and Logistics […]